Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Viktoria", which was made available on June 22 via Century Media Records.
MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about "Viktoria": "For me, it's a continuation of the 'Frontschwein' album. It's, in the sense, a MARDUK album, I would say. The music writes a different journey from 'Frontschwein', I would say, but it's still the continuation for the same thing. As with any other MARDUK, it's a complete different musical journey. It has a lot of variation, power, aggression, devotion, feeling. It's hard to explain when it's so fresh in your mind. But, we're proud of it. I think it's a great MARDUK album.
Morgan also talked about MARDUK's evolution, saying: "It's hard to describe. You constantly play and keep on doing what you believe in. Things change. That's the way it is. You don't do the same thing you did when you were 17 years old or whatever. Most people would say it's a natural progression. We're not one of those bands who sit down and think, 'We have to do this, we have to do that.' We always follow our instinct. We do whatever we think. It's always about making music and lyrics becoming one. The music is reflected in the lyrics and the other way around. That's why we keep on doing whatever theme the album has. This is the fourteenth album and I'm sure the fifteenth is going to be different as well."
Morgan stressed the significance of MARDUK's lyrics, explaining: "The thing that I always say is important is, as I said earlier on and I've said a thousand times, is to make music and lyrics to become one. For instance, a lot of bands, I get the feeling they write music and they just put some lyrics on it just to have something to sing. For us, the lyrics are equally as important as the music and we put a lot of energy into making it fit into each song so they reflect each other so you get the full picture in your mind and it creates a picture in your mind. It should be like a painting stuck in your mind."
Progressive brutal death metal outfit Defeated Sanity will be re-releasing their highly praised Willowtip debut Chapters Of Repugnance in deluxe digipack and limited edition LP with 3 bonus tracks.
Included is the new track Insecta Incendium, which is a proper return to form for the band that showcases their signature blend of technical viciousness, alongside re-recorded tracks off Psalms Of The Moribund and Passages Into Deformity that feature their current vocalist Josh Welshman.
Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was set to begin this week and included performances at Maryland Deathfest and Modified Ghost festival. The tour will be rescheduled for a later date.
BLOODBATH says in a statement "We're so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see BLOODBATH! On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP."
Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Fatal Illusions". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records.
Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: "'Fatal Illusions' is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus and myself musically and it was a lot of fun to arrange everyones riffs while we put the song together.
Massacre Records has announced the signing of the German thrash veterans ASSASSIN. The band's new album will be released in the spring of 2019. After founding member and vocalist Robert Gonella left ASSASSIN in 2014, new singer Ingo "Crowzak" Bajonczak joined the group. In late 2016, longtime ASSASSIN guitarist Michael Hoffmann exited the band for "personal reasons." He has since been replaced by Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (KREATOR, SODOM).
A new Turkish hardcore band Feed The Beast published their first single " Who is the Beast" The band is working on new songs to be released soon. The band who founded by four members and then continues on their journey with the participation of 2nd guitarist Onur Ağar ,now completed their line up with 5 band mates.
Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Inhumane". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. The clip was directed by Jeffrey Sisson (EXHUMED, ORIGIN) and can be seen below.
The official lyric video for "Northern Chaos Gods", the title track of the new album from Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) can be seen below. Due on July 6 via Nuclear Blast, the disc features eight new tracks consisting of 45 minutes of merciless speed and icy darkness, all massive songs in the true IMMORTAL way.
"Northern Chaos Gods" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio), who also helmed IMMORTAL's "At The Heart Of Winter", "Damned In Black", "Sons Of Northern Darkness" and "All Shall Fall" LPs.
"Kill The Silence", the new video from the Brazilian all-female thrash group NERVOSA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third full-length album, "Downfall Of Mankind", which will be released on June 1 via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded at Family Mob Studio in São Paulo with Argentinian producer Martin Furia, who worked as a sound engineer on some of NERVOSA's European tours, as well as for bands like DESTRUCTION and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and produced recordings for EVIL INVADERS and SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION, among others.
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released another new song called "Equestrian Bloodlust". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Viktoria", which will be released on June 22 via Century Media Records.